Cholesterol is a fat-like material in your blood that is vital to normal body function. It is used in production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin metabolism, and nerve insulation. Every cell in your body has cholesterol in its outer layer. The liver makes cholesterol which is transported through the blood by lipoproteins. The most commonly tested […]
Becoming more heathy is one of the most common New Years resolutions. However, sticking to your resolution can be difficult if your goals are too large and too strict. Choosing an easy, realistic New Years resolution can help you achieve your goal of attaining and maintaining health. Here are Zipongo’s Top 10 Easy New Year’s […]
Need to get some quick food for a holiday party? Whether you are hosting a gathering at home or picking up something on the way to a party, here are a few holiday party snacks you can get pre-made in the grocery store. Spice Up The Crudité In the produce section, you will likely the […]
Many of those who suffer from lactose intolerance can tolerate yogurt made from cow’s milk, as the beneficial bacteria in yogurt helps to break down lactose. But, as someone who is lactose intolerant, this has never been true for me. As a general rule of thumb for any kind of yogurt, look for plain, unsweetened […]
Getting back to healthy eating after a big holiday can be tricky, especially when we indulge a bit more at Thanksgiving dinner than we originally planned. Luckily, there are many healthy habits that can help you make up for some of the overindulging. Follow these tips to help you get back to healthy eating the day […]
When planning for the holidays try out the following recipes for side dishes that won’t add stress to your day or your waistline. These dishes are a great way to deliver traditional sides that will nourish the body and soul. Stuffing Wild Rice Stuffing (65 minutes) Cranberry Apple Stuffing (55 minutes) Farro and Mushroom Dressing (50 minutes) […]
Here’s how to tackle a season of Holiday Parties without the elastic waistband. Our Top 8 Tips 1. Eat before you go! Pick something hearty that is likely to keep you satisfied. Think high in fiber and lean protein like bean or turkey chili with tons of veggies. 2. Bring a healthy hors d’oeuvre or […]
Desserts are rooted in generations of family tradition as recipes that are passed down and replicated year after year. As a Registered Dietitian I believe it is important to keep traditions alive, especially those surrounding food. Bonding time spent in the kitchen with loved ones is priceless! I also view providing food to your loved ones […]
Orange happens to be my favorite color so it should come as no surprise that pumpkin season brings me great joy! Pumpkins are also packed full of nutrition which makes it a great idea to jump on the bandwagon of all things pumpkin. However, it is important to note that pumpkin-flavored foods are often high in sugar. […]
You don’t have to change everything at once in your quest for health. We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Small Changes that can add up to a big difference over time. You don’t have to do everything at once. Pick a few items from the list below and try them out this […]
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